Smartphone users expect consistent high speed from 5G networks: Report

A new report titled “5G consumer potential: Busting the myths around the value of 5G for consumers” tries to address some of the doubts around potential 5G adoption and utility.

For the study, quantitative data was collected from 22 countries. Over 35,000 online interviews were held with people aged 15–69 in Australia, Brazil, China, India, the UK and the US among others.

All respondents are smartphone owners and use the internet on a daily basis.

This study is representative of the opinions of 1 billion smartphone users globally, claims Ericsson which conducted it 

 
  • 80%: Interested in a 5G home wireless broadband offering to replace or supplement their existing home broadband
  • 50%: Among early 5G adopters say they are willing to pay 32 per cent more for 5G services
  • 60%: Say 5G-connected home robots will be a status symbol
  • 40%: Agree that 5G internet connectivity in the car will be as important as fuel efficiency and engine power in the next 5 years
  • 50%: Global consumers who believe that smartphones will still exist but we will all be wearing AR glasses by 2025